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The Control Panel

Buttons, Lights, and Messages

Buttons
Lights
Combination of buttons
Messages

The control panel of the printer consists of 6 buttons, 3 lights, and a 32-character liquid crystal display (LCD).

Buttons

This section describes the functions of the buttons on the control panel.

Button

Description

1

Power button

Turns the printer on or off.

2

Pause button

Stops printing temporarily.

Restarts printing if pressed when printer is in the pause mode.

Clears print data in the printer memory if pressed and held for 3 seconds.

Returns the printer from the SelecType menus to READY status.

3

Paper Source button

Selects a paper source (Roll with automatic cutting on /Roll with automatic cutting off /Sheet )

Cuts the roll paper automatically after printing if pressed and held for 3 seconds when is selected.

Returns to the previous menu when pressed in SelecType mode.

4

Paper Feed button

Feeds paper forward.

Ejects cut-sheet paper when Sheet is selected as the paper source.

Feeds the roll paper before cutting it when is selected as the paper source.

Loads a sheet from the paper tray to the printing position if is selected as the paper source.

Changes parameters in forward order in SelecType mode.

5

Paper Feed button

Feeds as much paper in reverse as has been fed forward using the Paper Feed button .

Note:
If you have fed paper forward by hand, you cannot feed the paper in reverse using this button.

Loads a sheet from the paper tray to the printing position if is selected as the paper source.

Changes parameters in reverse order in SelecType mode.

6

Menu button

Displays the SelecType menus.

Displays the PRINT STATUS MENU if pressed during printing.

Selects menus in forward order if pressed in SelecType mode.

Sets the selected parameter for the selected item in SelecType mode.

Executes the selected menu option.

Cleans the print head if pressed and held for 3 seconds.


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Lights

This section describes the functions of the lights on the control panel.

The lights let you know the status of the printer and the type of error, if one occurs.

Light

Description

7

Pause light (green)

On:
The printer is in pause mode.

Flashing:
The printer is printing.
The printer is cleaning the print head.
The printer is drying ink on the printed paper.

Off:
The printer is ready to print data.

8

Ink check light (red)

On:
Installed ink cartridge(s) are empty.
Installed ink cartridge(s) cannot be used with this printer.
The maintenance tank is full.

Flashing:
Installed ink cartridge(s) are nearly empty.
The maintenance tank is nearly full.

9

Paper check light (red)

On:
No paper is loaded in the paper tray when is selected as the paper source.
Roll paper is out when or is selected as the paper source.
The selected paper source ( //) does not match the paper source in the printer driver.
The paper lever is in the released position.
The loaded paper is too thick for head cleaning.

Flashing:
Paper is jammed.
Paper is not cut correctly after the print job when is selected as the paper source.
Paper is not loaded straight.
Paper is not detected.
A cut sheet is not ejected correctly.


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Combination of buttons

This section describes the functions available when multiple buttons are pressed at the same time.

Buttons

Function

1. Power button

2. Pause button

If the printer is turned on while you are pressing and holding the Pause button, the printer enters Maintenance Mode.


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Messages

This section describes the meaning of messages displayed on the LCD.

The messages are either status messages or error messages. For error messages, see An error has occurred.

Message

Description

READY

The printer is ready to print.

PRINTING

The printer is processing data.

PLEASE WAIT

Wait until READY appears.

PAUSE

The printer is paused.

PRESS PAUSE BUTTON

Press the Pause button.

CUTTING

The printer is cutting the printout.

CHARGING INK

The printer is charging the ink delivery system.

RESET

The printer is being reset.

F/W UPDATING

The printer is updating the Firmware.

UPDATE COMPLETE

The printer has completed update of the Firmware.

POWER OFF

The printer is being turned off.

CLEANING

The printer is cleaning the ink tubes.


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